Ohio University's Procurement Services Expand

August 15, 2012

Athens,Ohio – Ohio University today announced the expansion of its Procurement Technical Assistance Center to include 20 additional counties.The PTAC at Ohio University has served 17 counties in Appalachia since 2002 and with the addition of two new offices, in Akron and Columbus; their presence will be felt in 37 counties across Ohio.

The Ohio University PTAC at Akron will maintain a service area of five counties:
Medina, Wayne, Summit, Stark and Portage. The Ohio University PTAC of Columbus will serve 15 counties:
Wyandot, Crawford, Richland, Ashland, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Union, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Franklin, Fayette, Pickaway and Fairfield.

The PTAC provides assistance with business needs in contracting with the federal, state, and local government agencies.The procurements specialists provide one-on-one counseling and group training on specific issues related to
government contracting.

Statewide PTAC Director Lisa Wood commented "The Ohio Department of Development is pleased with the expanded OU PTAC region. This strategic partnership will help businesses in the area take advantage of all the resources the Ohio University and PTAC have to offer.  This is the largest and most experienced PTAC we have ever created in the region and we are confident it will provide the necessary guidance businesses need to compete successfully in the government contracting arena."

Anyone interested in potential assistance may contact: Sharon Hopkins at 740-597-1868, hopkins1@ohio.eduor you may apply online at: www.ohio.edu/ptac

About Ohio University's PTAC

The PTAC is located at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs where business services, technical assistance, and access to capital allow the School to offer a comprehensive portfolio to entrepreneurs and businesses in SE Ohio. The Ohio University PTAC is part of a Statewide PTAC center with the State of Ohio's PTAC program serving the state through the Ohio Development Agency.